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Psalms 96:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For all the gods of the peoples are idols; But Jehovah made the heavens.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For all the gods of the nations [are] idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For all the gods of the nations [are] idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For all the gods of the peoples are idols; but Jehovah made the heavens.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, all the gods of the peoples, are things of nought—But, Yahweh, made, the heavens.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For all the gods of the peoples [are] nought, And Jehovah made the heavens.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For all the gods of the nations [are] idoles: but the LORD made the heauens.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For all the gods of the heathen are devils: but the Lord made the heavens.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For all the elohim of the nations [are] idols: but Yahweh made the heavens.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
of the nations 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
[are] idols: 457
{0457} Prime
אֱלִיל
'eliyl
{el-eel'}
Apparently from H0408; good for nothing, by analogy vain or vanity; specifically an idol.
but Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
made 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the heavens. 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 96:4-5.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 96:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 96:5

For all the gods of the nations [are] idols: but the LORD (c) made the heavens.

(c) Then the idols or whatever did not make the heavens, are not God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
For:

Psalms 115:3-8 But our God [is] in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. ... They that make them are like unto them; [so is] every one that trusteth in them.
Psalms 135:15 The idols of the heathen [are] silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
Psalms 135:18 They that make them are like unto them: [so is] every one that trusteth in them.
Isaiah 44:8-28 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared [it]? ye [are] even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, [there is] no God; I know not [any]. ... That saith of Cyrus, [He is] my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
Isaiah 46:1-2 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages [were] heavy loaden; [they are] a burden to the weary [beast]. ... They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.
Jeremiah 10:3-5 For the customs of the people [are] vain: for [one] cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. ... They [are] upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also [is it] in them to do good.
Jeremiah 10:11-12 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, [even] they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. ... He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
Jeremiah 10:14-15 Every man is brutish in [his] knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image [is] falsehood, and [there is] no breath in them. ... They [are] vanity, [and] the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
Acts 19:26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:
1 Corinthians 8:4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol [is] nothing in the world, and that [there is] none other God but one.

but:

Psalms 115:15 Ye [are] blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Isaiah 42:5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
Jeremiah 10:11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, [even] they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
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Gn 1:1. Ps 115:3, 15; 135:15, 18. Is 42:5; 44:8; 46:1. Jr 10:3, 11, 14. Ac 19:26. 1Co 8:4.

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